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Right speaker goes off when using Rec out on the Phono input

I have a turntable connected to my phono inputs on the Yamaha RX-595, and from rec out to the LINE in of my PC to get 5.1 sound. Lately, when I power up the receiver, the right channel sound is clearly very poor. I realized that if i move the REC OUT selector  back and forth the sound comes back. Sometimes I hear a cracking sound when i do that, and then it works great. I remember having a similar problem with an old Phase Linear Preamp I had, where I had to tweak the volume to make one of the channels come back to life. Please help!! anybody, any idea of what it could be?...please let me know!!! Thank you , Martin

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  • mognor Jul 08, 2008

    Dan, thank you so much for the quick response. Do you recomend any cleaner? where can I buy one? also, do you think I'll need the service manual to do this or the switch is exposed once I open the receiver?

    please let me know your thoughts...and thank you sooooo much. 

  • mognor Jul 14, 2008

    Dan, this worked perfectly!!! Thank you so much for your help. You saved me time and money!!!!! AWESOME!



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The switch is contaminated. Pick up some electronic switch cleaner and spray into the switch. Move the switch back and forth a number of times and that should clear up the problem. Make sure that you get the cleaner that has a lubricant included.


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  • ABRsvcs Jul 08, 2008

    Any place that sells electronics parts will have the spray cleaner. Spray into the switch itself and work the switch a number of times. No service manual is needed. You should be able to identify the actual switch once the unit is open.


  • ABRsvcs Jul 14, 2008

    I'm glad to hear that everything work out well. would you mind rating the solution as such? A Fixya rating is the best thank-you we can get here as the"experts'.





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